Ikea Is Opening a DIY Restaurant & We Are Here for It

The Ikea logo in Thailand on May 22,2015. IKEA is the world's largest furniture retailer and sells ready to assemble furniture. Founded in Sweden in 1943.

There's not much anyone would have to do to get me to shop at Ikea. Between the kids' play area and my husband opting out of the trip, a day inside this Swedish palace would include following the endless arrows on the floor and stumbling across some Hemnes piece I could use for a nifty hack I saw on Pinterest. I never thought I would love this magical place any more than I do until I heard the news Ikea is launching a "DIY restaurant" that allows you to play chef for a day.


You mean I can have my Swedish meatballs and make them, too?

Um, hell yes!

Even though The Dining Club by Ikea is only available in the UK right now (I'm in my feelings, but that's okay), it sounds like a pretty rad idea. Selected applicants would get the opportunity to prepare a meal for up to 19 people under the supervision of a head chef.

Which means, if you manage to set something on fire, there's a pro who knows how to handle everything.

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Heaven only knows how much it would cost to hire a chef to come to my home -- so the thought of one being available at a pre-stocked kitchen makes me so #hereforit.

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I think this unique dining experience is so fun and only reiterates Ikea's do-it-yourself ethos (though maybe there's a lesson to be learned that there's a little need for supervision, too). Hopefully it will be a success and make its way to the United States.

As a self-professed Ikea freak, I admit this is one project I definitely do not mind tackling.

Because even though Ikea is my life, God only knows how much I hate putting together furniture and trying to decipher those damn instructions.

(I still love you, Ikea.)



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